Dress Made Out Of 10,000 Starburst Wrappers Has A Sweet Backstory

Starburst is a polarizing candy as far as flavor preferences go.

But allow us to set aside our differences for one glorious moment to bask in this this magnificent labor of love: A dress made out of 10,000 Starburst wrappers.  

Emily Seilhamer describes herself on her Facebook page as an artist whose “passions are painting, upcycling, sewing, and crafting.” But after the four years, according to Mashable, she spent collecting, sorting, ironing and stringing together thousands of wrappers, we’d say she’s also a master in patience too. 

Seilhamer is more than just a devoted member of team pink (or red, or yellow). The beloved candy holds a special meaning to the artist and her husband. 

“My husband and I met when he offered me a pack of Starburst a few years before the project started,” she wrote on the caption of the dress photo album. “As his favorite candy he began to save grocery bags full of wrappers for me… The dress had a nice spot next to the gift table at our wedding almost 2 years ago!”

Seilhamer used underwear elastic in matching shades as the wrappers to seal the edges and make a zipper. To make things even more impressive, she revealed in a comment on her Facebook page that she has “never used a pattern or learned how to make garments,” adding, “been teaching myself as I go!”

Color us all the Starburst flavors in the world impressed. 

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